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Delay In Running All Programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by OpticBarrel91, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. OpticBarrel91

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    First off, hello, thanks for taking the time to read this and if you can assist I would be eternally grateful.

    My problem is that I have an XP Workbook I believe is the type of laptop it is, I can look over it to see what else I can gather if that'll help, and the computer itself takes about 5 to 12 minutes running any program I ask it to. For instance, when I start it up, my MSN Messenger is suppose to start up and up until about a week ago it was starting right after I logged in, but after I went to the Task Manager and ceased a program I thought was a user ran program such as Word, I've been having problems getting it to do anything. Now it opens the programs, but after I waited for about fifteen minutes for my iTunes to load up, I had to ((and am still waiting)) for a song to play. It says something about bluetooth program or something to that effect not being able to be found, but I've never really taken it into consideration. I'm using the house computer in order to write this, but if anyone can help or if you need additional information for clarification purposes please let me know. I just want to know if I've messed my computer up beyond repair and I have to scrap it and go back to saving money for a new one.

    Thank you for your time and patience.
     
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    When was the last time you reinstalled (or "recovered to factory defaults") the OS? I know my opinion is not popular but will state it anyhow--after about two or three years Windows XP needs to be installed fresh to clean out all the garbage that accumulates.
     
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    It's been a few years.
     
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